A Tradition since 1924...
95th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 13-16, 2018                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Every September, the Charles County Fair Board is proud to put on an old-fashioned county fair with farm animals, a carnival, displays of all kinds, demonstrations, and plenty of food.  The fair celebrates Charles County's 360 years of agricultural heritage and history.
The Best Family Entertainment Value in Charles County!
The Charles County Fair, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is NOT affilated with the Charles County Government or any other official agency. 
About Charles County Charles County, Maryland, founded in 1658, is located in the southern part of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area on Maryland's western shore between the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers in historic Southern Maryland.
Site updated on November 30, 2018
Charles County Fair  Channel Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds.    Exceptions allowed are service animals and dog and pet show participants. Please Remember...
ADMISSION Age 11 and over: $10.00 Age 10 and under:  Free 4 Day Passes: $25.00 All School Children admitted FREE on Friday, September 14th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
   LOCATION 8440 Fairground Road La Plata, Maryland FREE Parking on-site and at our satellite location at the Government building in La Plata (Fri/Sat/Sun)!
Established in 1924, The Charles County Fair, occupying 35 acres south of La Plata, celebrates and highlights the county’s rich agriculutural history. Exhibits as varied as livestock, field corn, arts and crafts, quilts and flowers are shown in our Greens area.  Entertainment, special events, and activities for all ages as well as four stages filled  with games, shows, live music, a baby show, pig races, pony rides and performers of all sorts add up to fun for the whole family.  Our carnival midway is full of exciting rides and contests for all ages. We even have a "kiddie" midway for those young ones among us. If you get hungry, there are plenty of choices from traditional county fair food to more healthy alternatives, even crab cakes! Your continuing support allows us to upgrade the fair and its facilities each year and to pay for our annual 4th of July fireworks. We also host many affairs and events during the year such as tool shows, gun shows, hunting expos, fund raisers, lobster feasts, gospel events, dog shows, tractor pulls, and family reunions.
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Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this sixth annual three- day event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, a living nativity, winter fireworks, children activities, a cookie baking contest, shopping, live music, and much more. The McConchie School House will also be open and will be having a bake sale with music provided by CSM. The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held on Friday, December 7th at 5:00 pm. Admission is $1 or one non-perishable food item to benefit The Southern Maryland Food Bank.
Hours of Operation - Friday, December 7th: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, December 8th: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Sunday, December 9th: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Event Map       Vendor List     Website
Fairground Fire Damage and Recovery Information Find more about about 2013 fire, our recovery efforts and how YOU can help us by buying “Dedication Bricks”.  
THE CHARLES COUNTY FAIR: A Family-Friendly Event  There will be ZERO Tolerance for:  • Disruptive and disorderly behavior • Fighting • Vulgarity • Improper Dress • General Disrespect for Others  Violation of any of the above may result in removal from the Fairgrounds or arrest.  Any Patron under the age of 18 shall be accompanied by an adult after 6:00 PM to enter the Fairgrounds.  The Charles County Fair Board, Inc. appreciates your cooperation in these matters.  Please enjoy your time at the Fair! Please let us know of any suggestions that will enhance our event. General Notices
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